WASHINGTON — The political fight between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee reached new heights on Friday.

Staff for Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Tex., and Rep. Anne Wagner, R-Mo., who heads the subcommittee on oversight, released a report saying that CFPB Director Richard Cordray has ignored subpoenas for information about the CFPB’s efforts to craft a rule regulating arbitration agreements. The report concludes that Cordray should be held in contempt of Congress, which could have civil ramifications.

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